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Imaging in inflammatory arthritis 

Imaging in inflammatory arthritis
Imaging in inflammatory arthritis

Philip J. O’Connor

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date: 31 March 2020

Types of arthritis and imaging 366

Rheumatoid arthritis 368

Psoriatic arthritis 372

Ankylosing spondylitis and reactive arthritis 374

Gout 375

Pyrophosphate crystal deposition disease 376

Less common forms of arthritis 378

The most important type of peripheral arthritis, in terms of frequency and impact, is rheumatoid arthritis. Other disorders include the various seronegative arthropathies (psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and reactive arthritis), crystal arthritis (gout and pyrophosphate crystal deposition disease), arthritis in systemic connective tissue diseases, arthritis caused by infections and several uncommon disorders like pigmented villonodular synovitis. Most have readily identifiable features on imaging; some findings are diagnostic, some are prognostic and some are both....

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